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Welcome to Wedowee ...

The town of Wedowee is located in Randolph County<1> and is the County Seat for Randolph County.

The pronunciation of Wedowee: wee-DOW-ee<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Wedowee has a population of 794 people<3> (see below for details).

Wedowee is 840 feet [256 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Wedowee lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Wedowee (for example, toward Yates Crossroads (GA)), you will soon leave Central Time and cross into the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT).

Area codes for Wedowee: (256) and (938)<5>

The ZIP code for Wedowee: 36278<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Wedowee had an population of 794 people. This is a decrease of 3.52% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 2.93% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Wedowee had a population of 823 people. This makes Wedowee the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Wedowee represents 0.02% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 276th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 823 people, the population of Wedowee has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 818 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Wedowee.

Communities near Wedowee ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Wedowee.

  • Roanoke [Randolph County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
    • Roanoke [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the southeast of Wedowee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,913 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<9>
  • Tyus [Carroll County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tyus have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tyus
    • Tyus [Carroll County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the northeast of Wedowee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,525 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyus
  • Lineville [Clay County]
  • Wadley [Randolph County]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wadley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadley
    • Wadley [Randolph County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<8> to the south of Wedowee
    • Estimated population in 2019: 714 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wadley<9>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ranburne [Cleburne County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranburne have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranburne
      • Ranburne [Cleburne County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<8> to the northeast of Wedowee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 398 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranburne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranburne<9>
    • Yates Crossroads [Heard County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yates Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yates Crossroads
      • Yates Crossroads [Heard County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<8> to the east of Wedowee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 360 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yates Crossroads
    • Daviston [Tallapoosa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Daviston
      • Daviston [Tallapoosa County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<8> to the southwest of Wedowee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 210 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Daviston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Daviston<9>
    • Woodland [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodland
      • Woodland [Randolph County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<8> to the northeast of Wedowee
      • Estimated population in 2019: 182 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodland<9>
    • Morrison Crossroad [Randolph County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrison Crossroad
      • Morrison Crossroad [Randolph County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<8> to the north of Wedowee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrison Crossroad
    • Newell [Randolph County]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newell have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newell
      • Newell [Randolph County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<8> to the north of Wedowee
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newell

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Wedowee. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Wedowee.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Wedowee. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Wedowee.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Wedowee. Our list includes 9 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Wedowee.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Wedowee ...

Looking for more information about Wedowee? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Wedowee, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Wedowee.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Alabama

About Randolph County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Wedowee. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Alabama: https://www.alabama.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Alabama's counties, including Randolph, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Wedowee. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Wedowee.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Wedowee - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (938) is an overlay for area code (256).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Wedowee). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Wedowee or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Wedowee) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Wedowee. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wedowee

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wedowee. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3091, Longitude: -85.4849    
<9>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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